Spotted this morning in downtown Chicago, an American Hero has done an excellent execution of invariably-glorious Martini livery... on a Jeep Wrangler. No Photoshop, no Legos. It's real.
Here's a bit of an old Martini promo video from back in 1983 showing off when the company backed racing speedboats, rally cars, and Le Mans machines at the same time.
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Congratulations to the Williams team for winning the 2014 Formula One season! No, they haven't won any actual races yet, but they've won the race for my undying love with the return of the legendary Martini livery.
I don't care if you bleed Ferrari rossa corsa or dye your pubic hair Lotus black-and-gold every season, is there anything sexier than the Williams FW36 in Martini livery? The answer was no. That was a rhetorical question. Don't be daft.
It was made in Forza, but it rocks. Just look at it. If you have sense Williams, you'll make it look like this.
One of the greatest race liveries of all time is set to return to F1 this year — Martini is coming back, running full colors on the 2014 Williams.
The Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid super sports car packs a 570 hp 4.6-liter V8 (and two electric motors that produce another 200 hp) and gets 78 mpg, but forget all of that. It looks great. So great we're doing a story on its new paint job.
Martini Racing livery is up there with Gulf Oil on the list of racing colors designed to absolutely destroy me every time. And on an Integrale? Mercy. Photo Credit: Tony Harrison
Go Faster is a book written by a German university professor on the glory of racing-car graphic design. It looks ferociously cool. Gulf Oil livery, spray-painted models, and cool design-geek video below.
Call it amusing, call it ridiculous, but whatever you call it, reader James has applied the classic Martini livery to his Lada Niva weekend toy, and we call it awesome. The little Ruskie brute wears the vinyl graphics with all the class and sophistication of the rally and race cars of yore. Check out the complete…